Saturday, December 20, 2014

5 Christmas Photo Ideas.

“A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!” (Charles Dickens)

Christmas is not about giving or receiving gifts, though everyone (not only children) looks forward to that the most…

“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts”. (Janice Maeditere)

Christmas is a time of the year when people try to find the happiness in their hearts and share it with others. It is about spending time with family and friends.

Christmas has that special atmosphere that captivates the soul. For many people the Christmas Eve and Christmas day traditions are reminders of the memories.
So it’s time to be ready to take your Christmas photographs.

*Christmas associations.
You might want to make your list for the subjects for your photographs:
-    a Christmas tree,
-    a star,
-    an angel,
-     ornaments,
-    lights,
-    decoration,
-    bells,
-    a candle,
-    a fireplace,
-    a snowman,
-    an elf,
-    Santa Claus/ Father Christmas,
-    a reindeer,
-    cookies,
-    toys,
-    a Christmas pudding,
-    gifts,
-    stockings…

*Bokeh Christmas lights shots.
The intensity of the 
bokeh depends upon the distance between the subject and the lights behind it, aperture and the focal length of the lens. The greater the distance between subject and lights, the wider the aperture - the more intense the bokeh. The longer the focal length, the more prominent the bokeh.

*Get closer.
When you have the photos of the whole Christmas tree you might want to get closer and capture some finer details.

*Capture the reflections.
You might want to capture reflections in the Christmas tree decorations. It’s always a very interesting thing to do.

*Use Natural Light.
To create warm holiday images turn off your flash for some (if not most) of your photos. Let the ambient light of the Christmas lights or fireplace to show up in your images and to allow parts of the scene to fall off into shadow.

*Use snow in your image.
A fresh blanket of soft snow or the snowfall will add beauty to your holiday photos. You can take shots of the family playing in the snow, making a snowman. You can use a snow-covered forest as your photo backdrop. You can write a festive message (“Merry Christmas” for example) on the snow.

*Create Christmas photo cards.
You might want to use your photos to create marvelous Christmas photo cards. Your family and friends will love them.

“There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child”. (Erma Bombeck)
Let your inner child to be happy and to have fun!

Good luck and enjoy celebrating the season with marvelous photos!

 Have any tips of your own? Please share your own tips and any photos you’ve taken in the comments!